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Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

The First Black Dean of the Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia

Said Ibrahim has been serving as senior vice president of the medicine service line at Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider. He also serves as chair of the department of medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, and the Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University. He will become dean on December 1.

Study Says Empathy Scores Should Be a Part of Holistic Admissions Process for Medical Schools

In a study sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, researchers surveyed 3,616 first‐year, 2,764 second‐year, 2,413 third‐year, and 1,958 fourth‐year medical students to determine their levels of empathy. African American students scored the highest on the empathy index, while Asian Americans scored the lowest.

In Memoriam: Edgar Jackson Kenton III, 1940-2018

Dr. Kenton served as a professor of neurology at Temple University in Philadelphia, a clinical professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and as director of the Stroke Prevention Intervention Research Program at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Edith Mitchell Is the New President of the National Medical Association

Dr. Mitchell is a retired Brigadier General of the United States Air Force. She currently serves as the director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Edith Mitchell to Receive the Humanitarian Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

She is clinical professor of medicine and medical oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

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